Global Temperatures are Soaring
Global Temperatures are trending upwards
- The black line shows the “long-term trend” of the “average global air temperatures” from 1880 to 2015 produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- The upward trend in
temperature continues after 2015.
- Below I describe how you can get the most recent graph.
- Temperatures have increased by 0.67°C per century between 1880 and 2014.
Note: 2016, 2017 & 2018 all hotter than 2015.
The more recent graphs reinforce the message gained from the above 2015 graph. Years 2016, 2017 and 2018 have all been significantly hotter
Also see:NOAA global climate reports
2014 and 2015 are the hottest years shown here.
- Each “temperature anomaly” is the temperature difference from the average temperature shown in degrees Fahrenheit.
- The average global temperature anomaly for each year is shown by a rectangle:
- The blue rectangles show temperatures below the average
- The red rectangles show temperatures above the average
- The hottest year on record was 2015. (See the right-most red rectangle on the graph.)
- The second hottest year was 2014.
Generate the latest Temperature Graph
- Go to the Global Time series page:
- Select Time-scale = “Annual”
- Tick “Display Trend”
- Select “trend per C
- Select Region = “Global”
- Select Surface = “Land and Ocean”
- Click “Plot”
The temperature increases are already damaging.
We are already experiencing significant impacts of this warming:
- Hotter weather with extended fire seasons
- Droughts, bush-fires and floods are more frequent and intense
- The distribution of plants and animals is shifting towards the poles,
- The planet is losing ice
- The oceans are rising faster
It is not sustainable for us to have global temperature increasing like this.
Page updated: 30 Jan 2019